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Jefferson Public Radio Hosts Dr. Scheffler to Discuss Future of CA Health Insurance

Posted on 14 Oct 2018
The Petris Center Director, Dr. Richard Scheffler, recently had the opportunity to discuss several aspects of California healthcare with a host of Jefferson Public Radio, Geoffrey Riley. Some of these topics included California’s leading policy charges for the nation, and how th

Dr. Scheffler Showcases Petris Report in Santa Monica Forum: Health and Health Care in California

Posted on 04 Oct 2018
In September, Petris Center Director Dr. Richard Scheffler was able to present at a Health Affairs forum located at the RAND Corporation’s Santa Monica Headquarters in Los Angeles. The day-long event featured a variety of related topics including hospital consolidation, universa

New Petris Report Featured in The Daily Californian

Posted on 24 Sep 2018
A recent article by the Daily Californian, “UC Berkeley study finds link between hospital consolidation, higher prices for patients,” cites the Petris Center’s September report that shows an association between a rise in ACA premiums and increasing hospital consolida

Petris Center Director Dr. Scheffler Quoted in SF Chronicle Article About Hospital Consolidation of Physicians

Posted on 10 Sep 2018
This week, Petris Center Director Dr. Scheffler was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, “Bay Area doctor’s legal fight highlights medical industry pressures,” which detailed one doctor’s struggles with an increasingly consolidated health care system. Recently, the

New Petris Report Receives Wide Press Coverage

Posted on 08 Sep 2018
This month Health Affairs published a new Petris report, “Consolidation Trends In California’s Health Care System: Impacts On ACA Premiums And Outpatient Visit Prices.” Since, the study has been referenced heavily in recent days in such places as the San Francisco Chronicl

Petris Center Research Cited in Wall Street Journal Article “Why Americans Spend So Much on Health Care—In 12 Charts”

Posted on 31 Jul 2018
The Petris Center’s research on health care market concentration was cited today in the Wall Street Journal article “Why Americans Spend So Much on Health Care—In 12 Charts.” As the article explains, one reason health care prices are rising is due to increasing conce

Dr. Scheffler Quoted in SF Chronicle Article Discussing Expansion of Maternity Care, Economic Drivers

Posted on 31 Jul 2018
In an article discussing expanded care in a new San Francisco hospital, Petris Director Dr. Richard Scheffler was quoted regarding the general trend of hospitals in California towards maternity care in general. The article, titled “SF’s newest hospital to expand maternity care,

Fulton, Arnold, and Scheffler Publish New Commonwealth Fund Blog: “Market Concentration Variation of Health Care Providers and Health Insurers in the United States”

Posted on 30 Jul 2018
Today, the Commonwealth Fund published a new To The Point Blog by the Petris Center’s Brent Fulton, Daniel Arnold, and Richard Scheffler. The blog, titled, “Market Concentration Variation of Health Care Providers and Health Insurers in the United States”, discusses t

New Policy Brief – “The Anxious Generation: The Causes and Consequences of Anxiety Disorder Among Young Americans”

Posted on 18 Jul 2018
Over the past year, the Petris Center has been conducting a study in collaboration with the Berkeley Center for the Future of Young Americans (BIFYA) on the alarming rise of anxiety in Millennials. The project has recently released its first policy brief, “The Anxious Generation

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